PEN Texas invites all writers in the Southwestern states to participate in the 2015 contest for excellence in writing in the categories of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and literary translation. The winner in each category will receive a $500 prize, co-sponsored by PEN Center USA and PEN Texas.

The contest is open to full (regular) members of PEN Center USA and PEN America living in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. It is also open to Associate Members of PEN Texas. Entries must be books published between May 15, 2013 and August 1, 2015. Self-published books are eligible. Translations must be into English.

Entries must be received no later than September 1, 2015.

Please submit three copies of each title. Mail to: Joe Milazzo, 2639 Sharpview Lane, Dallas, TX, 75228.

The books will not be returned. For acknowledgement of receipt, please enclose an email address. Please do not send fourth class book rate unless ample time for delivery is assured. Please label parcels “PEN SOUTHWEST BOOK AWARDS.”

Winners of the 2013 Southwest Book Awards

Winners of the 2011 Southwest Book Awards

Winners of the 2009 Southwest Book Awards

Winners of the 2007 Southwest Book Awards

Winners of the Writing Contest for Writers Over Sixty Years of Age

Winners of the 2005 PEN Southwest Book Awards

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